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An Empress and the Warriors (2008)

Jiang shan mei ren (original title)
After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.

Director:

Siu-Tung Ching (as Tony Ching Siu Tung)

Writers:

James Yuen (screenplay), Tan Cheung (screenplay) (as Cheung Tan) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kelly Chen ... Yen Feier
Donnie Yen ... Muyong Xuehu
Leon Lai ... Duan Lan Quan
Xiaodong Guo ... Wu Ba (as Guo Xiao Dong)
Zhenhai Kou ... Teng Bochang (as Kou Zhen Hai)
Weihua Liu Weihua Liu ... King Yan (as Liu Wei Hua)
Shan Zhang Shan Zhang ... King Zhao (as Zhang Shan)
Zhi-Hui Chen Zhi-Hui Chen ... Diao Erbao
Jie Yan Jie Yan ... Prince Zhao (as Yan Jie)
Bo Zhou Bo Zhou ... Ao Jia (as Zhou Bo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bing Bo Bing Bo ... Unnamed character (as Bo Bing)
Guoyi Chen Guoyi Chen ... Yan's official (as Chen Guo Yi)
Kang Chen Kang Chen ... Assassin (as Chen Kang)
Liang Chen Liang Chen ... Unnamed character (as Chen Liang)
Limin Deng ... Yan's deputy (as Deng Li Min)
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Storyline

Can a kingdom change its nature? Yan, one of the Ten Kingdoms, is constantly at war. Yan's emperor dies from a battle wound and a general's treachery. His successor is unclear: his daughter Feier, who would be the kingdom's first empress; his favorite, Xuehu, a warrior of noble heart but not noble blood; and, Hu Ba, the ambitious traitor. Xuehu is Feier's protector and teaches her how to be a warrior queen. Hu's followers plot her failure, first in a kidnapping plot, then in a coup. Feier is saved from the kidnap attempt by Duan Lanquan, an ingenious hermit with a shrouded past. He treats her wound and gives her a vision of a different kind of kingdom. Can his dream become hers? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some battle violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

19 March 2008 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A yan királysága See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,323,473
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Teng Bochang: There'll be no fighting in the hall of swords!
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Connections

Referenced in Yi Pao Er Hong (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Flying With Dreams
Music by Mark Lui
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Kelly Chen & Leon Lai
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Good Film with something for everyone
19 January 2010 | by les6969See all my reviews

This is not a great martial arts movie, it is a good story, well acted and directed with something for everyone. It is like a cross between 'House of Flying Daggers' and the Chinese warrior epics you may have seen. All the lead characters are believable, there is a good and evil story, a love story, a friendship story and an unrequited love story, oh and plenty of action. The fights are well choreographed, especially the larger battles with some scenes that look truly realistic, I don't know how they did some of them with no deaths ( makes the chariot scenes in Ben Hur look like Childs play ) I did get a bit bored with some of the lovely dovey stuff, but by the end of the film I knew I would watch this again. The end fight is worth waiting for, not just for the action but for the emotion shown by the actors.


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